Above all, the essayist uncased himself, and made his intellectual and physical organism public property.
It told its readers, with unexampled frankness, what its writer’s opinion was about men and things, and threw what must have been a strange kind of new light on many matters but darkly understood.
No 1 wordsworths-majestic-poem Freedom Essay 31 Wordsworth's all-revealing poem In the realm of poetry there cannot be a more amazing and wonderful and majestic bursting out of truth about our species' original state of innocence.
Freedom Essay 31 | In the realm of poetry there cannot be a more majestic bursting out of truth about our species' original state of innocence and our present 'corrupted' state than in the great English poet laureate William Wordsworth's 1807 poem Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood.
WTM-FE31-Wordsworths-majestic-poem true false No Freedom Essay 31 - Wordsworth's all-revealing poem after we became conscious and the resulting upset anger, egocentricity and alienation in us destroyed the paradise of our species’ original instinctive cooperative and loving soul’s world.
From an all-loving, all-sensitive and completely happy innocent life, we then, celebrated by us in our state of innocence, before we had any experience of evils to come, when we were admitted to the sight of apparitions innocent and simple and calm and happy, which we beheld shining in pure light, pure ourselves and not yet enshrined in that living tomb which we carry about, now that we are imprisoned’.
— To Monsieur, Monsieur de MESMES, Lord of Roissy and Malassize, Privy V. His essays were a sort of literary anatomy, where we get a diagnosis of the writer’s mind, made by himself at different levels and under a large variety of operating influences.
He took the world into his confidence on all subjects.
Eloquence, rhetorical effect, poetry, were alike remote from his design.
He did not write from necessity, scarcely perhaps for fame.